A 20-year-old man is facing seven charges after allegedly holding a woman in a Vernon Avenue home against her will in June.
Geoffrey Douglas, who already has three pending cases in the court system and is in custody, is due back in court on Sept. 18 and is being held in the June case on a $200,000 bond, court records indicate.
Vernon police charged him in that case on Wednesday, according to law enforcement records.
The affidavit in the June case is 25 pages long, police said, and it describes an incident that the victim claims lasted over the course of several days. Douglas allegedly forced a woman to stay inside 23 Vernon Ave. on June 17 in the presence of a small child, police said. He is accused of repeatedly blocking exits while holding either a box-cutter or knife, according to an incident report.
The woman claims to have eventually was able to escape out a window, according to an incident report.
Police tracked down Douglas a day later - on June 18. They built the June case over the past month-and-a-half and charged him on Wednesday with:
• Second-degree assault. • Second-degree threatening. • Second-degree breach of peace. • Risk of injury to a child. • Second-degree strangulation. • Second-degree false statement. • Second-degree unlawful restraint.
Douglas is also due back in court on Sept. 18 to face third-degree criminal mischief and interfering charges related to an Aug. 1 incident in Vernon, court records indicate. The bond for that case is $25,000, police said.
He is due in court on Friday to face a charge that he violated his probation after a guilty plea in an Oct. 2011 assault case, court records indicate.
Douglas on Friday will also answer a probation violation charge on a guilty plea for felony assault on a public safety official in April 2012, court records indicate.
Those cases carry $50,000 bonds each, police said.